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Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping Maniswap
5 months ago

Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping Maniswap

Welcome back after a longer than anticipated break! I’ve been ill all through December, so I didn’t get to do anywhere near as many manis as I wanted. This design is part of the Maniswap Circle, based on an original design by Nancy. The prompt was black and white, and the finished product looks like a winter storm. Here’s my Stormy Swirly Nail Art Stamping.

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White Marble nail art stamping cheat
6 months ago

White Marble nail art stamping cheat

I definitely see marble backgrounds everywhere on social media, it seems to be the default for flatlays and beauty bloggers.  After seeing Jamie of Tanned Beauty Addict, who showed off her great marble nails on Instagram, I wanted to try White Marble nail art for myself!

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Perfect Neon Blue Polish: Cirque Rehab
6 months ago

Perfect Neon Blue Polish: Cirque Rehab

I realised recently that I didn’t have a good neon blue polish. In fact I didn’t have a true neon blue polish at all.  Some of them were bright, but there was nothing that glows under UV light, which is the sign of a true neon. I asked around forums and groups for recommendations, but came across Cirque Rehab which it turns out is my Perfect Neon Blue Polish.

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Frank Stella nail art Monochrome Lines
9 months ago

Frank Stella nail art Monochrome Lines

Fabiana set this art-inspired challenge on NailArtNation this week, and she definitely had me in mind! His artwork is a mixture of colour and monochrome pieces, and I loved the monochrome line work, which had an almost op-art quality about it. I’d like to present my Frank Stella nail art!

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Chanel Nail Polish Fall 2016 Swatches
9 months ago

Chanel Nail Polish Fall 2016 Swatches

Finally! Two new Chanel Nail Polish Fall 2016 Swatches for you. I picked these up in store last weekend. I’m still on the hunt for Emeraude from last season – can’t believe I missed out on that one.

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Neon Watermarble Starburst Success
9 months ago

Neon Watermarble Starburst Success

After my woeful attempt at watermarbling with my pastel neons (you can click on that if you want to feel better about your own skills) I decided that I needed some neon polishes that were suitable for the job.  I shopped around, and with the able assistance of my US-based polish mule, I got my digits on the Fun Days and Neon Craze collection from In The Name of Polish.  I had to start with a Neon Watermarble Starburst to test them out.

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Holographic Lines (fun with striping tape)
9 months ago

Holographic Lines (fun with striping tape)

I’ve never been a big fan of striping tape, mostly because I never really got the hang of it.  It never leaves the clean lines I am hoping for, it’s really fiddly and forget about using the tape itself in a design.  I find it always lifts and peels off the nail, despite top coat. But, because Fabiana set it as a challenge on Nail Art Nation, it’s back for one time only. I paired it with pretty polishes to make myself feel better, aka Holographic Lines. Read More

Waterspotting Beach Watermarble Nail Art
10 months ago

Waterspotting Beach Watermarble Nail Art

Today is the final day of July’s Watermarble Practice Wednesday challenge, and I had to create a seaside inspired design. My Beach Watermarble Nail Art uses waterspotting to imitate waves crashing on to a beach.  Read More

Pastel Neon Watermarble Wednesday
10 months ago

Pastel Neon Watermarble Wednesday

Since I’ve joined apolishedcolleen’s July Watermarble challenge, there was no way I could avoid a neon design. Since we’ve already established I don’t have any true neon polishes that cooperate, I decided to try a Pastel Neon Watermarble. Read More

Drag Marble nail art
10 months ago

Drag Marble nail art

The challenge on Nail Art Nation this week is here! I’ve tried this technique just once before, so I decided to keep it simple with some monochrome Drag Marble nail art. Read More